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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-9841

inffast.c in zlib 1.2.8 might allow context-dependent attackers to have unspecified impact by leveraging improper pointer arithmetic.
Publish Date : 2017-05-23 Last Update Date : 2020-07-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2017:2999: java-1.8.0-oracle security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20172999 unix
RHSA-2017:3046: java-1.7.0-oracle security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20173046 unix
RHSA-2017:3047: java-1.6.0-sun security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20173047 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-9841

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Zlib 1.2.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Opensuse Leap 42.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Opensuse Leap 42.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Zlib 1
Opensuse Leap 2
Opensuse Opensuse 1

- References For CVE-2016-9841 CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20190324 [SECURITY] [DLA 1725-1] rsync security update
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1220
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1222
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3453
SECTRACK 1039596
REDHAT RHSA-2017:3047
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:3202
MLIST [oss-security] 20161205 Re: CVE Request: zlib security issues found during audit CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2017:1221
GENTOO GLSA-201701-56
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2017:0077
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2017:0080
BID 95131 zlib Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2017-06-22 CONFIRM CONFIRM
SECTRACK 1039427
MLIST [debian-lts-announce] 20200129 [SECURITY] [DLA 2085-1] zlib security update
GENTOO GLSA-202007-54

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-9841

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